Successful students have excellent attendance and for this reason every student is expected to attend school every day and to be on time for school and lessons. If students are not in school they are missing out on their education. Parents are expected to ensure their sons and daughters attend school, on time, every day.
There is also clear evidence of a link between poor attendance at school and low levels of achievement:
|Attendance across Key Stage 4||Achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths|
|More than 95%||74%|
|Between 90% and 95%||57%|
|Between 85% and 90%||41%|
|Between 80% and 85%||29%|
|Less than 50%||4%|
Students should only be absent from school for valid reasons such as genuine illness, a day set aside for religious observance or school arranged activities. The following reasons for absences will not be authorised: shopping during school hours, a family holiday during term time or staying at home to look after siblings or other family members.
Being on time for school and lessons is also required by all of our students. Being on time leads to good attendance and means students don’t miss morning notices, leads to better achievement as students attend all of their lessons and sets positive patterns for the future.
As good attendance and punctuality are vital in securing positive outcomes for students, lateness for school is taken very seriously. For this reason we operate a same day detention for lateness policy if students arrive to school after 8.40am. This detention is sat from 3.10-3.30pm on the same day that the student was late in the school Diner.
Full details of our attendance and punctuality policy can be found on our Policies page.
|Blazer||✔||✔||Compulsory - Black with School Badge.|
|Skirt||✔||❌||Black, white and red check kilt – Below the knee with both side buckles visible.|
|Trousers||✔||✔||Black. As an alternative to the kilt - black tailored trousers not leggings, stretch material or ski pants and no hipsters or denim. If a belt is worn, it must be plain and black.|
|Tie||✔||✔||School tie – plain black with red “Enfield” emblem and coloured stripe depending on year group (Current Year 7 - Yellow & Current Year 8 - Orange) with no stripes for other year groups.|
|Shirt||✔||✔||Plain white shirt type only.|
|Pullover||✔||✔||V-necked with red “Enfield” emblem.|
|Overcoat||✔||✔||Plain black or dark colour without any decoration. A light weight black cagoule may be worn as an alternative top coat. Hooded and other sweatshirts are strictly forbidden and will be confiscated if worn to school.|
|Plain white, black or grey. If tights are worn they should be black, not leggings and upward of 30 denier.|
|Shoes||✔||✔||Black leather-look lace-ups or loafers in a traditional style, without decoration. Maximum heel height is 1 inch. Boots (over the ankle), trainers, open back shoes and canvas shoes, whether black or white, are not acceptable and must not be worn to School.|
|Hair||✔||✔||Hair should be of a natural colour. If hair is tied up or back, this should be with plain black or red fastenings. Long hair must be tied up for PE, Science and Technology. If scarves are worn they should be plain black.|
Unisex PE Kit
|Short Sleeve PE Top||Compulsory – Black with red piping with Chace logo|
|Shorts or Skort||Compulsory – Black with silver reflective piping|
|Football Socks||Compulsory – Red|
|Trainers||Suitable for indoor and outdoor use|
|Gum Shield||For Rugby|
|The following are optional for outdoor PE:|
|¼ zip tracksuit top||Black with red piping with Chace logo|
|Tracksuit bottoms||Black with silver reflective piping|
|Football boots||For football and rugby lessons|
Only one small stud in each ear. A small safe religious symbol/artefact may be worn underneath the school shirt but should not be visible. Body adornments (piercings) are not allowed. No other jewellery is allowed and will be confiscated. Confiscated items will be returned only on the stated day of each half term.
Students should not wear make-up or nail varnish. They will be told to remove obvious make-up and nail varnish.
MP3s and other belongings of value
Valuable items of personal property should not be brought to School and will be confiscated. Return of such items will be dealt with as detailed under jewellery above.
Mobile phones and electronic devices are not to be used by students on the school site.
Phones seen on the school site will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. For persistent offenders, phone will need to be collected by a parent by appointment with Head of Learning.
The school sweatshirt is for PE only and never replaces the school pullover. Hooded and other sweatshirts are strictly forbidden.
We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to items brought into school which are clearly against school rules.
ALL ITEMS OF SCHOOL UNIFORM AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME